Victorian Tunnelling Centre

Location

Victoria

Sector

Rail

Client

Holmesglen Institute

Representative

Rezac Project Management

Contract

AS 2124

Duration

34 Weeks

Completed

June 2020

Funded by Rail Projects Victoria (RPV), North East Link and West Gate Tunnel, INTREC were engaged by Holmesglen Institute to undertake the construction of a world-class training facility at their Drummond Street Campus in Chadstone. The Victoria Tunnelling Centre (VTC) is an Australian-first, providing Holmesglen with a state-of-the-art facility to educate and skill thousands of students in underground construction and tunnelling.

The project involved the design, construction, installation and commissioning of two full-sized replica tunnels within the new Centre, created to the exact specifications used by Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel. The first of which is a replica Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), and the other a replica Tunnel Boring Machine-created tunnel. Features such as high capacity drainage and a cross passage were implemented to mimic high-risk environments and allow simulated shotcrete operations. Additionally, two multi-purpose engineering workshops (one wet and one dry) were constructed, along with front of house facilities including amenities and an entrance hall.

INTREC is proud to have been involved in the delivery of this project, which will not only support Victoria’s growing construction and engineering industry, but will also play a crucial part in the delivery of Victoria’s future pipeline of infrastructure projects.

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